POLSCI 319 - The Politics of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Section: 001
Term: WN 2017
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
RE
Other:
Theme
Advisory Prerequisites:
POLSCI 111.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course focuses on landmark civil rights decisions of the Supreme Court, which elaborate the Fourteenth Amendment doctrine of equal protection and are a lens through which we can view America’s struggle over race. Situated at the nexus of law, politics, and history, the course explores the links between civil rights decisions and wider social, political, and economic practices. The goal is to explore the nature of Supreme Court decision-making, the relationship of the Court to the other branches of government and, generally, the role of the Supreme Court in American politics. Topics include: the crisis over slavery; the judicial settlement of Reconstruction; the legal construction of “whiteness” in the law of naturalized citizenship; the Japanese-American internment; legal segregation and Brown v. Board of Education; voting rights; “war on terror” cases involving the Guantanamo Bay detainees; and debate over affirmative action. A number of themes run throughout the course, including constitutional politics, race politics, law and inequality, and constructions of American identity. This course meets the LSA Race & Ethnicity Requirement. This course is also part of the Bicentennial Theme Semester, The Making of the University of Michigan, and so units will include Michigan-related material. Michigan's involvement in legal contests over affirmative action will be a special focus.

This course is in the American Politics subfield.

Course Requirements:

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Intended Audience:

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

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POLSCI 319 - The Politics of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
29384
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3
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
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29415
Open
2
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
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29416
Open
2
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
29417
Open
1
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
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34461
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
34462
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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